December 2013




Christmas Services:

Thursday 19 Dec 7.30 pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Sunday 22 Dec 10.00 United Benefice Service AT ST JOHN’S RISHWORTH.  No services at Ripponden all day

Christmas Eve 5.30 pm Christingle  &  Eucharist at 11.30 pm

Christmas Day 9.30 pm Parish Eucharist

Sunday 29 Dec 10.00 am United Benefice Service at Ripponden

Sunday 5 January 10.00 CONFIRMATION AT BARKISLAND.  No services at Ripponden all day

The 100 club draw took place on 1 December with the bonus Christmas prize of £500 being won by Joan Fisher (25).  The £100 prize went to Brian Whitaker (5), £50 to Nona Hirst (79) and £25 to Trevor Simpson (52).

On 3 December the Brownies held their Nativity in church with two special guests, Carl and Teddy, playing an important role.  After the service,  one   of the Brownies, Hannah, was enrolled sitting on top of one of the donkeys.

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On 7 December we raised £800 at the 4th annual winter market, which was pretty good considering what a wet day it was.   We appreciate Cllrs Melvyn and Jayne Smith’s  support, once again.   We had a variety of stall holders selling food and Christmas items as well as church stalls.  In the past three weeks we have raised over £2800 towards the new kitchen and toilets in church.

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